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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:13 AM CDT on July 01, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 06/28/16 tornado event- update 2...

.Update... New information led to a storm survey completed on Thursday,
June 30th. The survey revealed more wind damage occurred in an area from 8 to
10 miles north of Ashby. One large cottenwood tree was uprooted with several
tree limbs down. The damaged occurred as the rear flank down draft from the
first supercell that produced the first tornado in far southwest Cherry County
descended. Further southeast into northwest Grant County storm damage also
occurred approximately 7 miles northwest of Hyannis. This tornado was rated
an EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

.Overview... Thunderstorms developed over the northern Nebraska Panhandle and
moved southeast. Storms intensified to include a few supercells. In far
southwest Cherry County, or 15 miles north of Ashby in Grant County, a supercell
produced a brief tornado that touched down just east of Alkali Lake. The
tornado moved southeast about a mile before dissipating. No damage was
observed or reported by law enforcement.

.Tornado #1 (southwest Cherry county)...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 60 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 06_28_2016
start time: 1832_mdt
start location: 47 miles south-southwest of Merriman
start lat/lon: 42.24n / -101.93w

End date: 06_28_2016
end time: 1834_mdt
end location: 48 miles south-southwest of Merriman
end_lat/lon: 42.24n / -101.92w

Survey_summary: law enforcement reported no damage occur by the brief
tornado.

.Tornado # 2 (northwest Grant county)...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 118 mph
path length /statute/: 0.91 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: June 28, 2016
start time: 652 PM MDT
start location: 7 miles NW Hyannis
start lat/lon: 42.0900n / -101.8265w

End date: June 28, 2016
end time: 654 PM MDT
end location: 6 miles northwest of Hyannis
end_lat/lon: 42.0799n / -101.8150w

Survey_summary: the tornado developed as a supercell that was moving
southeast into north Central Grant County intensified. The tornado touched down
near 7 miles northwest of Hyannis and was intermittently on the ground for
almost one mile. The tornado destroyed a new four stall metal caving shed,
took down a power line, snapped or twisted several large trees and an
estimated 25, 1500 pound round Hay bales moved in various directions with most
unrolled with Hay in the fencing in all directions. Three Hay bales
that were rolled uphill that were on their sides and a few rolled into
fencing on the east, south and west sides of a Hay field. A pole barn
sustained damage with various debris found a half mile away. An empty 500 gallon
fiberglass Water Tank was found up to a mile east.

Other wind damage included a two stall open faced garage and small barn that
sustained wind damage that were located to the east and southeast of the family
home.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the following
categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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